Industry Players Form Consortium Focused on UWB Interoperability

The ASSA ABLOY Group (which includes HID Global), NXP Semiconductors, Samsung Electronics and Bosch have announced the launch of the FiRa Consortium. The new coalition is designed to grow the Ultra-Wideband (UWB) ecosystem so new use cases for fine ranging … Continue reading

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SEGGER Trace Probes Add Support for Hilscher NetX90 SoCs

SEGGER Microcontroller has added support for the latest Hilscher multiprotocol SoC, netX90, to its J-Trace and J-Link trace probes. Software engineers working with Hilscher’s netX90 can now enjoy the high download speeds of the J-Link and advanced features, such as … Continue reading

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Switching Regular’s Low Quiescent Current Extends Battery Life

Texas Instruments has introduced an ultra-low-power switching regulator with what TI claims is the industry’s lowest operating quiescent current (IQ) at 60 nA, a third that of the nearest competitive device. The TPS62840 synchronous step-down converter delivers very high light-load … Continue reading

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MCUs Suit Up for IoT Security Duties

Connected Confidence In this IoT era of connected devices, microcontrollers have begun taking on new roles and gaining new capabilities revolving around embedded security. MCU vendors are embedding ever-more sophisticated security features into their MCU devices and other supporting security … Continue reading

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Nissan Taps Renesas MCUs and SoCs for New Skyline Car

Nissan Motor has adopted Renesas’ chips for the ProPILOT 2.0 system featured in the new Nissan Skyline unveiled on July 16. The driver assistance system combines navigated highway driving with hands-off, single-lane driving capabilities, employing Renesas’ R-Car automotive SoC and … Continue reading

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80 V DC-DC Buck LED Driver IC Enables High Dimming Performance

Infineon Technologies has introduced an LED driver IC, the ILD8150/E, that features an innovative hybrid dimming mode technology for achieving 0.5% of the target current. With its supply voltage range from 8 V DC up to 80 V DC, the … Continue reading

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Next Newsletter: Embedded Boards

Coming to your inbox tomorrow: Circuit Cellar’s Embedded Boards newsletter. Tomorrow’s newsletter content focuses on both standard and non-standard embedded computer boards that ease prototyping efforts and let you smoothly scale up to production volumes. Bonus: We’ve added Drawings for Free Stuff to … Continue reading

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DC-DC Converters Provide High Isolation for Energy Systems

MINMAX has announced the MJA06C and MKA10C series, the company’s latest range of 6-10 W DC-DC converters for MINMAX’s ultra-high isolation power solutions. They have chassis and DIN-Rail mounting package which can be directly installed in a server rack, data … Continue reading

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Mid-Year Results Show Global Reach for PCB Podcast

PCB Tech Talk, a podcast produced by Mentor, has shared its 2019 1st half regional download results. PCB Tech Talk is a PCB design podcast for designers, engineers and electronics enthusiast. The results show that PCB Tech Talk reaches a … Continue reading

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Using Small PCs in New Ways

Innovative Interfacing Even simple MCU-based projects often require some sort of front panel interface. Traditionally such systems had to rely on LEDs and switches for such simple interfaces. These days however, you can buy small, inexpensive computing devices such as … Continue reading

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Ultra Small, High Accuracy Sensors Target Medical Wearables

Maxim Integrated Products has announced a pair of sensors. The MAX30208 is a clinical-grade digital temperature sensor that enables new wearable health and fitness use cases at half the power. And the MAXM86161 Is an in-ear heart-rate monitor provides best-in-class … Continue reading

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Firms Collaborate on CAD Component Data Intelligence Effort

Zuken has partnered with SiliconExpert, a specialist in electronic component databases and parts information, to deliver critical component information to engineers within their design environment. The new integration enables engineers to make better component selection decisions, resulting in higher quality … Continue reading

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Design Environment Accelerates Delivery of Data Flow Processor IP

Cadence Design Systems has announced that NSITEXE deployed the Cadence digital design full flow to accelerate the delivery of its high-efficiency, high-quality data flow processor (DFP) IP for automotive and industrial applications. Using the integrated Cadence digital full flow, starting … Continue reading

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Low-Profile SDM Signage Board Features Whiskey Lake-U

By Eric Brown Axiomtek has launched an SDM form-factor “SDM500L” signage board with an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U processor with triple 4K display support, up to 32 GB RAM, 3x M.2 sockets, and extended temperature support.Like the 6th Gen Skylake-based … Continue reading

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The Fundamentals of Fuseology

Purposeful Protection Just because an electronic device is simple, you shouldn’t relegate it to an afterthought in your embedded system design. Such is the case with fuses. Robert explores the fundamentals of this seemingly simple device. In this article, he … Continue reading

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